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Arrival of the San Francisco Mail.

„ »— — [By Telegraph.] Auckland, July 19. Arrived—Alameda, from San Francisco, at 9.30 a.m. GENERAL SUMMARY. A syndicate of American capitalists and British bankers propose to buy up the gas works in the principal American cities. Great importance is attached to Russia's demand on Turkey for immediate payment of the war indemnity. It ,is thought the demand portends war. A Catholic priest named Crowley has been sentenced to one month's imprisonment for intimidating a Protestant clergy-! man at Scull. Scholars of the Convent school in Tipperary struck on June 20th against allowing children of the constabulray to be present. The "London Financial News" has been sued for £.100,000 by Butterworth, an American, for calling mining on the market wild and impudent. t ■ At the greab labor demonstration in Hyde Park, on June 7 forty thousand attended. The dicennial census for 1890 shows San Francisco to have 500,000 of a population. Business in San Francisco is dull owing to labor troubles. An iron moulder was shot in a scuffle with the employers on June 26. A report just published in London shows almost incredible transactions of co-operative societies in Great Britain. It shows that wage earners own j nearly £500,000,000 of stock ; that during twenty-six years they have divided £40,000,000 in profits, and that the total sales of last year, 1889, exceeded those of the one proceeding by £2,000,000. On June Bth Lord Ripon presented to Cardinal Manning on behalf of the congregation of the pro-cathedral, a cheque for £3676, and an illuminated address. The occasion was the Cardinal's silver jubilee. The Duke of Orleans arrived at Dover on June 7, from Belgium. In the course of an interview he said he felt confident he would yet be called to the throne of France, Stanley and Miss Tennent attended the commemoration day exercises at Oxford on June 25th, and were given a boisterous reception. The degree of doctor of civil law was conferred upon Stanley. Severe earthquakes occured in the department of Jura on June 11 and 12, causing great damage. In the vicinity of the Jura mountains the people were panicstricken, and since the first shock have refused to enter their houses. Thousands of men, women and children camped out in the open fields. No loss of life is reported,! but a large amount of has been destroyed. It was privately reported in Berlin on June 6 that very serious results may yet follow the Kaiser's carriage accident. In falling lie injured the ear that has already, caused him so much trouble, and which has been in a terrible condition ever since the mishap. Quite aware of the serious nature of his hurts Emperor William said* he had already made arrangements to appoint the Empress and his brother heir to rule as regents in case of his death, or of his becoming incapacitated. As a result of his injuries the Jews had a hard time of it. In Lithuania, at a town called Loholsk, during an antisemitic riot, most of the Jews' houses were wrecked, and they themselves nearly beaten to death. Six thousand rioters besieged the home of Captain Gibbon, of the Salvation Army, at Batmen. He turned on the hose, and the mob sacked the premises. Many policemen were seriously injured by the rioters.

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Arrival of the San Francisco Mail., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2469, 19 July 1890

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Arrival of the San Francisco Mail. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2469, 19 July 1890